5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 1:56 PM by MadMacs0
suziefrompalm desert Level 1 (5 points)

I can no longer access the Guest Account on my IMac running Snow Leopard. Guest account says I have the wrong pwd? Funny thing is I never gave it a pw! Once before I found the Guest Account configured in a lower layer IFrame with several missing programs from my personal account being used by it. No one else has physical access to my Imac, although I often see activity and references to Remote Desktop in my logs and source files.


Recently had to have a FirmWare PW removed from my IMac and I've never set the fw pw in the first place. After the firmware reset when I got home and turned it on first time, tells me it doesn't recognize my administrator /user pws? Can these strange but true issues be related? Am I hacked? If so how do I begin to untangle it all? I did go ahead and set the FW password this time as I don't want anyone else to set it for me and have to go through that ordeal again. Is this something I should do, or not? How else can I protect my IMac, from these rogue changes and settings/menu/program alterations that keep happening. these things seem to happen in spite of several virus, anti spam, security programs I've installed; or any other security steps I've always tried to follow to prevent being hacked.


Started to reinstall Snow Leopard from original disc this evening and Utility tab shows two other volumes installed, that's three total; one being Boot Camp, the other Untitled. I never installed any of these except SL from the original disc. It appears I neither have full access to these other 2 partitions as the i button only shows partial information. Also the verify permissions, users, etc buttons do not allow me to repair, or do anything with these other volumes. Now I'm afraid to try and use the os disc without someone's more knowledgeable guidance, and/or wisdom. I've already made 2 trips to local Apple Store, plus the 3 hour round trip to authorized tech center to get the FW pw reset, so I'm hoping someone on the forum might be able to help me out this time .. argh!

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